Music Majors

From classical to jazz, Christian contemporary to traditional church music; you’ll find our students expressing their artistic gifts through a wide variety of musical callings. The Warner Pacific Department of Music prepares students for careers in Performance, Ministry, Education, and Music Business.

Interactive learning labs, multiple performance venues, professional internships, and a state of the art recording studio are just some of the resources that will help shape your experience.


Courses

Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Music Major

50 credits: 24 credits in residence, 24 credits upper division. Required:

MUS 121Theory I3
MUS 121BAural Skills I1
MUS 122Theory II3
MUS 122BAural Skills II1
MUS 221Theory III3
MUS 221BFunctional Keyboard Skills I1
MUS 222Theory IV3
MUS 222BFunctional Keyboard Skills II1
MUS 250Intro to Audio Recording2
MUS 330Conducting Skills2
MUS 341Music History I3
MUS 342Music History II3
MUS 385Pedagogy with Internship2
MUS 421Scoring and Arranging3
MUS 42220th & 21st Century Composition2
MUS 101/201/301Applied Music1
MUS 102/202/302Applied Music1
MUS 201/203/301/303/401Applied Music1
MUS 202/204/302/304/402Applied Music1
MUS 301/303/401/403Applied Music1
MUS 302/304/402/404Applied Music1
MUS 114 C.C. or MUS 115 W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 114B C.C. or MUS 115B W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 114C C.C. or MUS 115C W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 114D C.C. or MUS 115D W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 314 C.C. or MUS 315 W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 314B C.C. or MUS 315B W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 314C C.C. or MUS 315C W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 314D C.C. or MUS 315D W.E.Concert Choir or Wind Ensemble1-2
MUS 399Recital1

Students are encouraged to declare one of three emphases that are designed to further personalize and expand their preparation. Additional emphases may be earned by completing all of the coursework required below. Completion of an emphasis is not required to earn a Music major.

MUSIC EDUCATION EMPHASIS

19 credits: 13 credits in residence. Required:

MUS 301TApplied Music: Woodwind Techniques1
MUS 302TApplied Music: Brass Techniques1
MUS 303TApplied Music: String Techniques1
MUS 304TApplied Music: Persussion Techniques1
HD 230Lifespan Human Development1
OR HD 311Prenatal through Early Childhood Development
AND HD 312Mid-Child through Adolescent Development3-6
EDPSY 420Learning Theory3
ED 535UCurriculum Planning & Instruction3
ED 515UClassroom Management3
Education electives approved by advisor
MUSIC PERFORMANCE EMPHASIS

10 credits: 10 credits in residence. Required:

MUS 401/403Applied Music1
MUS 402/404Applied Music1
MUS 499Recital1
Seven credits from the following (courses may be repeated):
MUS 116/316Chambers Ensemble1
MUS 117/317Jazz Band1
MUS 118/318Chorale1-2
MUS 119/319Vocal Jazz1
MUSIC THEORY/COMPOSITION EMPHASIS

9 credits: 9 credits in residence. Required:

MUS 301CApplied Music: Composition2
MUS 302CApplied Music: Composition3
MUS 401CApplied Music: Composition2
MUS 402CApplied Music: Composition1
MUS 301TApplied Music: Woodwind Techniques1
MUS 302TApplied Music: Brass Techniques1
MUS 303TApplied Music: String Techniques1
MUS 303TApplied Music: Percussion Techniques1
MUS 499Recital1

Departmental Learning Outcome

  • Understand the formal, melodic, harmonic, rhythmic, and textural structure of music.
  • Recognize historical context as it applies to a broad development of musical styles.
  • Evaluate music and music performances and their subsequent roles in each.
  • Translate knowledge into skills through rehearsal and performance.
  • Prepare music through the accumulated learning received in the classroom.
  • Imagine and design presentations and performances.
  • Facilitate musicianship in others through a variety of leadership roles.
  • Create a process that yields a product of excellence.

(Updated Sept. 2015)